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Unit Capacity to be Doubled Soon
Universal brotherhood prevails at SGPC press

Amritsar, October 10
The capacity of SGPC’s Golden Printing Press at Gurdwara Ramsar here is likely to be doubled soon. It supplies Sikh devotees all over the world with holy birs of Guru Granth Sahib.

Development works come to a standstill 
Fatehgarh Sahib,  October 10
The development works in Sirhind and Fatehgarh Sahib have almost come to a standstill due to an infighting going on amongst the BJP and SAD councillors, who even after a month are still indecisive regarding whom to elect the next president of the local municipal council.

Cops lathicharge traders, fire in air 
Malerkotla, October 10
The police today fired four rounds in the air and lathicharged agitating traders when they allegedly pelted it with bricks. Local SHO Swaranjeet Singh, who suffered injuries, was admitted to the civil hospital. The traders claimed that two of their men also sustained injuries.

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NRI quota: Students hold dharna
NRI quota students of MBA and MCA courses of Guru Nanak Dev University protest against the authorities at the main gate of the universityAmritsar, October 10
Beleaguered NRI quota students of Guru Nanak Dev University here today held a dharna to protest against the dilly-dallying approach of the university authorities in view of orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelling their admissions.

NRI quota students of MBA and MCA courses of Guru Nanak Dev University protest against the authorities at the main gate of the university on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma




Foreign ambassadors’ visit to strengthen political ties
The group of ambassadors from American and Caribbean countries at the Golden TempleAmritsar, October 10
A group of Latin American and Caribbean ambassadors are on a tour of the region to have stronger political ties with India and explore possibilities of agro-based trade. After arriving at the Amritsar railway station, the ambassadors visited the historic Jallianwala Bagh Memorial and later paid obeisance at the Golden Temple.

The group of ambassadors from American and Caribbean countries at the Golden Temple on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

Wheat Import
Khangura counters Karat

Chandigarh, October 10
Countering allegations levelled by CPM leader Brinda Karat with regard to the import of wheat, Congress MLA from Qila Raipur, Jassi Khangura, has urged her to understand the context and circumstances in which the decision to import wheat was taken.

BJP ready to accept ‘Sukhbir as CM’
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
Senior BJP leader and state transport minister Master Mohan Lal said here today that the BJP was ready to accept Sukhbir Singh Badal as Punjab Chief Minister provided the Akali MLAs, too, favour him for the top post.

Power tariff issue to be resolved at ‘party level’
Chandigarh, October 10
The power tariff hike issue that has created a lot of heart burning in the BJP, a coalition partner of the SAD in the Punjab Government, will be sorted out at the party level.


Bathinda Ring Road
Demolition drive starts

Bathinda, October 10
In the next few months, Bathinda is all set to have its own ring road, on the pattern of cities like New Delhi. The proposed 5.5-km ring road will connect the Barnala road to the Mansa road. To make the project a reality, illegal encroachments, on the land that will be used to construct the proposed road, were demolished today by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) officials.

Kailash Devi, widow of freedom fighter Banarsi Dass,with her grandson at Teachers’ Home, Bathinda 70-yr-old fights for pension
Bathinda, October 10
Seventy-year-old Kailash Devi, who looked frail but had determination seeping out of her steely voice, was here to take part in a meeting held for widows of freedom fighters and their dependents at the Teachers’ Home.

Kailash Devi, widow of freedom fighter Banarsi Dass,with her grandson at Teachers’ Home, Bathinda, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Nurses’ panel registrar to be reinstated
Chandigarh, October 10
Quashing the orders terminating the services of Punjab Nurses Registration Council Registrar Gulshanbir Kaur, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed her reinstatement.

Artiste rendered redundant by technology
Ludhiana, October 10
The “algoze” (piped musical instrument) player, who has shared the dais with a majority of the leading artists from Punjab, including Sardool Sikander, Kuldeep Manak, Surinder Chhinda, Pammi Bai, Jamla Jatt, Jagat Singh Jagga, Dhanna Singh Rangeela and Harbhajan Mann, over the past several decades, today faces rebuke from his sons who ask him daily “what have you done for us?”

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Panel to back Gurjant’s family
Bathinda, October 10
Relatives of Gurjant Singh and leaders from political as well as agricultural fields have formed a 10-member action committee to fight on behalf of Gurjant’s family for the redressal of their grievances.


HC Judgeship
Puri's name cleared

Chandigarh, October 10

The Punjab and Haryana High Court will get another Judge following the clearance of District and Sessions Judge K.C. Puri's name for elevation. The Judicial Officer is currently posted in Amritsar.

2 turn hostile in Badal case
Rupnagar, October 10
Two more witnesses turned hostile in the corruption case against Badal family in the court of special judge G.S. Saran. Total five witnesses deposed before the court today of whom two turned hostile and three supported the prosecution. Till now 36 witnesses have appeared before the court and 25 of them have turned hostile.


Farmers burn cotton
Bathinda, October 10
Members of the Save Cotton Belt Farmers Committee, Punjab, held a protest outside the offices of the deputy commissioner (DC) and the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) here today. The protesters raised slogans and blocked the traffic for about 20 minutes.


Cong MLA’s son booked for death in accident
Moga, October 10
The police has registered a case of murder, following a road accident, against Akshit Jain, son of Congress MLA Joginder Pal Jain from Moga, here today.

Bus mows down two beggars
Amritsar, October 10
Even as the Delhi High Court took a serious view of the killing of innocent people by private Blueline buses in the Capital, a bus mowed down two beggars sleeping on a footpath at the Bhandari Bridge in the wee hours today, while three were seriously injured in the mishap.

2 poachers held
Hoshiarpur, October 10
Acting on a tip-off while patrolling in the forest area of Khangwari village last night, the Forest Department of Hoshiarpur nabbed two poachers and seized a vessel containing cooked meat of a wild boar, its leg, one .12-bore single-barrel licensed gun and 43 live cartridges from them.

Jilted lover arrested
Rupnagar, October 10
A jilted lover allegedly tried to immolate himself along with a girl here today. The accused Jasvir has been arrested.


MAT on Dec 2
Kharar, October 10
Management Aptitude Test (MAT), conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) will be held on December 2. The participating institutes from the region are ABS Chandigarh, IIBM Chandigarh, BGIMT Sangrur, CTIAMS Jalandhar, PCTE Ludhiana and PIMT and RIMT, Gobindgarh. — TNS


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